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No littlest beetle that he might eat had given evidence that life of any sort existed here, and it was a hungry and thirsty Tarzan who lay down to rest in the evening.
The wolf and the wild boar were first on the ground; and when they espied their enemies coming, and saw the cat's long tail standing straight in the air, they thought she was carrying a sword for Sultan to fight with; and every time she limped, they thought she was picking up a stone to throw at them; so they said they should not like this way of fighting, and the boar lay down behind a bush, and the wolf jumped up into a tree.
The sky looks ever so deep when you lay down on your back in the moonshine; I never knowed it before.
for it seems perhaps difficult to conceive that any one should have had enough of impudence to lay down dogmatical rules in any art or science without the least foundation.
Here he quenched his thirst and bathed his wounds, and as darkness came he lay down to sleep upon a bed of matted grasses.
After the giant had supped he lay down to sleep, snoring like the loudest thunder, while we lay shivering with horror the whole night through, and when day broke he awoke and went out, leaving us in the castle.
But in spite of all their grief and horror, when night came the thanes again lay down to rest in the great hall.
In the afternoon the sun shone hot in their faces, for there were no trees to offer them shade; so that before night Dorothy and Toto and the Lion were tired, and lay down upon the grass and fell asleep, with the Woodman and the Scarecrow keeping watch.
So each of the young men drank six bottles, and behold they felt very tired, then, and lay down and slept soundly.
He lay down on the sofa meaning to fall asleep and forget all that had happened to him, but could not do so.
So he lay down as if he had fallen into a deep sleep.
So I lay down on my side and gently, very gently, began to bore a hole in the grass covering of the hut.